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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 314-316

Pre- and postoperative treatment of keloid pinna with triamcinolone injection: Our experience

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Tagore Medical College and Hospital, Rattinamangalam, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. D Anand Karthikeyan
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Tagore Medical College and Hospital, Rattinamangalam, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/indianjotol.indianjotol_90_22

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Introduction: Keloid is a pathological cutaneous dermal lesion resulting from aberrant wound-healing process. It mainly arises in the chest, upper back, earlobes, and shoulder region. Keloid pinna is common diagnosis in the ear, nose, and throat, for which various treatment options are available. We describe our experience with pre- and postoperative injections with triamcinolone. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective observational study from December 2020 to April 2022. A total of 16 cases (14 females and two males) were included in the study. Triamcinolone acetonide (TAC) (40 mg/mL) was injected both preoperatively and postoperatively following surgical excision. Results: The triamcinolone injections resulted in drastic size reduction of the keloids and made the keloids softer in consistency. The main benefit of the triamcinolone injection was the soft-tissue margin reclamation making surgical excision easy. Discussion: The main advantage of preoperative intralesional TAC is size reduction, reduced vascularity and scar pliability, and better soft-tissue margin reclamation which helps in getting better operative margins for surgical excision leading to better cosmetic results. Conclusion: TAC injection perilesional in keloid pinna preoperatively improves the surgical outcomes and postoperative injection reduces the recurrence rates considerably.

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